Ever wondered how to find concentration when you really need it? I’ve wrestled with this question too, and through a lot of experiments I’ve found a few things that have worked extremely well for me, as well as my clients.
Here are three shortcuts to find concentration, decrease distraction, and become more productive.
- Notice when you’re most likely to get distracted and make a plan – if you find reading, analyzing the budget, attending marathon conference or a certain time of day are times when you get distracted… turn-off the distraction temporarily by creating a plan on how to handle it. I share some tips on how to do this in the video.
- Optimize your calendar – Do your worst work first, break your big task into smaller ones, schedule around your natural energy level…
- Create a Visual Cue – use a Post-it Note with your biggest priority written on it, your to do list, or calendar.
Which shortcut will you use? Please share in the comments below.